103 Miles - 165 Km, this is likely to demand 6 or 7 days to complete.
Starting with the unique Solway Firth before rising shortly after Carlisle to some of the best preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall. Before heading north there are several miles of the route along the tops of the Crags, this is intriguing, attractive but also demanding with frequent steep descents and ascents. One has to marvel at the engineering skills of the Romans as they set up this northern defensive line.
The Way then turns north and the landscape changes more dramatically with many more hill ranges to cross. The line of the walk is close to that of Dere Street and at times directly follows its line, this including a long descent into the Teviot and Tweed valleys.
The second half of the route is much more remote, with wide open countryside, and few opportunities for stopping of at a country pub or shop.
This is a walk that is exhilerating but you need to be well prepared.
Useful tips are to be found in the walker's data
The route elevation is represented by the outline below. This
diagram does not show the smaller intermediary changes.
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